010  
WHUS52 KKEY 230613  
SMWKEY  
GMZ031-032-042-043-052-053-230745-  
/O.NEW.KKEY.MA.W.0401.191223T0613Z-191223T0745Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
113 AM EST MON DEC 23 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO WEST END OF  
SEVEN MILE BRIDGE OUT 20 NM...  
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE  
BRIDGE...  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND...  
 
* UNTIL 245 AM EST.  
 
* AT 110 AM EST, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS WERE  
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MOSQUITO POINT TO 9 NM NORTH  
OF MARATHON HUMPS, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS. OTHER NEARBY  
THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS AS THEY  
MOVE NORTHWARD AHEAD OF THE MAIN LINE OF STORMS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.  
 
IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS, CAUSE  
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO VESSELS AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER  
WAVES. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS, SUDDENLY  
HIGHER WAVES, FREQUENT LIGHTNING, AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.  
 
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...  
MOSQUITO BANK LIGHT, TAVERNIER CREEK, DUMP KEYS, TENNESSEE REEF  
LIGHT, FRENCH REF, TWIN KEYS AND END KEY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WATERSPOUT IS A TORNADO OVER WATER THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND EVEN  
DEADLY. SMALL CRAFT CAN BE SWAMPED OR OVERTURNED BY A WATERSPOUT.  
STAY AWAY FROM THEM AT ALL TIMES.  
 
BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR NOW, AND REMAIN THERE UNTIL  
THREATENING WEATHER HAS PASSED.  
 

 
 
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM EST FOR THE FLORIDA  
KEYS...AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.  
 
LAT...LON 2512 7995 2483 8016 2461 8046 2438 8094  
2434 8114 2435 8114 2457 8121 2466 8099  
2513 8097 2516 8081 2522 8084 2521 8076  
2515 8072 2521 8073 2514 8071 2522 8059  
2523 8060 2523 8050 2520 8050 2535 8026  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0610Z 246DEG 15KT 2515 8078 2456 8082  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
WLC  
 
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